Buy 1kg of 100% Arabica double certified FAIRTRADE & Organic East Timor whole bean coffee medium-dark roast whole beans - perfect for almost any style of coffee beverage.
Thick, buttery body and strong cocoa flavours carrying delicate green fruits and grape acid.
A coffee of elegant structure with a punchy, distinctive note and interesting characteristics - works well as a black or in milk it develops some powerful dark chocolate - a coffee that literally stands up in the cup.
There's a lingering chewy finish of nuts and sweet spice.
Intense, rewarding and a suprise package, this coffee will delight with it's complex dark chocolate notes.
Customers, friends and family on holidays in South East Asia return with stories of the amazing East Timor coffees they experienced.
Indeed there is something magical about East Timor coffees - in fact it has it's own unique varietal - a kind of hybrid between robusta and arabica and it's a cultivar that's more tolerant to disease and drought given East Timor's relatively low rainfall levels. The East Timor varietal has also been planted in other countries and used as the parent donor to other popular varietals.
Introduced by the Portuguese in the 1860's, coffee rapidly became one of the most important exports for East Timor up until control was handed to Indonesia in the mid 1970's, where it then declined considerably.
Since independence in 2002, East Timor's coffee industry has been rapidly rebuilt and along with help from International Development agencies it's now a reliable contributor to global coffee.
An interesting fact about East Timor coffees - it's almost entirely organic as pesticides and fertilizers had never been introduced to the country.
This coffee is registered with FLANZ (FAIRTRADE Licensing Aust/NZ) and is controlled by the regulations governing sales of authentic FAIRTRADE products.
Grown in the Maubisse region - regarded as having an excellent reputation for quality.
Fresh crop - landed October 2019.
What a surprise package this East Timor FAIRTRADE Organic coffee from Maubisse turned out to be.
Powerful, nuanced, big buttery notes with some amazing green fruit acidity and a long dark chocolate and nut finish.
One of the best lots we have tasted in the last couple of months - a great cup - super-complex, interesting and left of centre - a coffee that throws away the concept of boring.
Grab it now, lots of this quality don't come around too often - a coffee bucket list experience if ever there was one !.